Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski

1850-1901 Poland/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski was born in Warsaw in 1850. In 1867, he studied drawing in Warsaw, and from 1868 to 1872 he studied at the Munich Academy of Fine arts and received a gold medal. He also entered Franz Adam's studio with his older brother Maximillian during these years. After some time in Austria, he went to Rome in 1873 where he painted his first significant works that were well received in Warsaw. There, he painted scenes of poverty; however, Polish society was not fully appreciative of his paintings. In 1888, he visited Germany and France. In Germany, he toured the Bavarian Alps and the Tyrol region. In Paris, he became influenced by the impressionists, and he regularly painted landscapes. He returned to Warsaw in 1893 and painted a Peasant's Coffin with the hope of entering the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts to no avail; he then moved to Italy. There Ignacy spent his last years suffering from mental illness and unfortunately died in a psychiatric hospital in Rome in 1901.

 

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Amalfi
Cathedral

Amalfi Cathedral

Feast of
Trumpets

Feast of Trumpets

Boy Carrying
a Sheaf

Boy Carrying a Sheaf

Italian Landscape
with Cypresses

Italian Landscape with Cypresses

Sand
Miners

Sand Miners

Gate in
the Old City

Gate in the Old City

Peasant's
Coffin

Peasant's Coffin

Jewish Woman
Selling Oranges

Jewish Woman Selling Oranges

Street
at Night

Street at Night

Solec
Harbour

Solec Harbour


Hamlet

Hamlet

The
Sea

The Sea

The Feast of
Trumpets

The Feast of Trumpets

Pulpit
in Ravello

Pulpit in Ravello

The
Gazebo

The Gazebo

The Way in
Bronowice

The Way in Bronowice

View from Ossiach
Lake in Carinthia

View from Ossiach Lake in Carinthia